I have been living my dream as a school psychologist for many years and currently work full time for Flagler County Public schools. I began work in education in 2004 as a teacher in Miami-Dade County, FL. Knowing that my career would involve working in public schools, I decided to work as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher while attending graduate school for School Psychology. I felt it was important to walk in the shoes of a teacher and experience the hard work of an educator before taking on a more supportive role for teachers and students. It proved to be an invaluable experience for me, as I am better able to grasp the needs of both student and teacher.
I have been fortunate in my career to have a variety of experiences and work beyond just testing and reporting.
Why Shoshanah Mercado?
The experience of learning is intricate and involves many factors. Academic success is very intertwined with emotional well-being, learning style, and environment. That's why I believe in addressing the whole person. Regardless of a learner's ability level, success in school can be achieved when one takes the time to discover unique needs and strengths. Unfortunately, I wasn't afforded this support when I was in school and it was a real struggle for me. I am fortunate to have overcome those early experiences and now find great joy in helping other's be successful.